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“Basic hotel, ideal location, GREAT value!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL LORENA
Ranked #119 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Juneau, Alaska
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Basic hotel, ideal location, GREAT value!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were in Florence for one quick night and the price for location at Hotel Lorena is hard to beat. Keep in mind you get what you pay for - so don't expect anything too fancy. This is a basic no frills hotel which was totally what I expected so I was content. We booked a room with a shared bathroom and it was clean and quiet. Our room overlooked a quaint street with the top of the Duomo visable just a few blocks away. Since we were only there for 1 night we wanted a hotel within walking distance from the train station as well as the main attractions of Florence which is exactly what we got. If you have mobility problems you should know there is no lift from the ground level to the reception on level 2. We did not have any issues with this. I would stay here again - glad I found something affordable right in the heart of the city.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
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Chilliwack, Canada
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for three nights. The staff was friendly. The location of this hotel was excellent. Breakfast was good.
While there was wireless Internet it was very annoying that you had to log on every time you wanted to connect.
Our bed was squeaky but comfortable. The room we had was spacious and comfortable with a good view over the Medici Chapel. The bathroom was spacious with a full tub and shower.
Overall this was good value.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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defiance
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had room 11 and it was spacious, including the bathroom! Right in the heart of things, but not noisy. Great family run establishment, friendly. Was recommended tok us by friends who were there earlier this year.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Excellent in terms of value for money. Has a dodgy atmosphere though - they really shouldn't greet guests by offering them free breakfast if they pull a swiftly by canceling their pre booked stay (the trouble of saving 5 euro is not worth the hassle of getting Internet connection etc etc). The room we had was fine - bathroom fan a little noisy otherwise everything a okay! Ask for a room looking on to the square - lots of activity down there. The reception staff are friendly and happy to advise about directions etc. we didn't have breakfast or dinner there but there are plenty of places nearby. We would certainly stay there again. As for the rest of Florence the word rip off comes directly to mind - and don't go anywhere near the place if you don't like being too hot! We came from Australia in late September thinking it would be mild but we sweltered! If you want it cooler wait till late Jan or Feb (I have been told).

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Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Fantastic location. The staff were very helpful and efficient. They helped us with maps and gave detailed information about getting around. Our room was very spacious. The beds were comfortable. Both room and bathroom were scrupulously clean. No complaints at all. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Staten Island, New York
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Hotel Lorena located in 5 minutes walk from Railway station St. Maria Novella in front of capella Medici. When you're booking this hotel you are staying in a middle of everything in Florence. 5 min to St.Maria Novella Church, 10 min to Piazza Signoria, Plazzo Vecchio and Uffici Galleries. 15 min to Ponte Vecchio. Hotel surrounded by several markets inc. Mercato centrale. The hotel is well maintained and operated. It has WIFI and breakfasts. In hotel they give you a map and book restaurants you want if you ask. Also they support you with all helpful information. Although Hotel Lorena located in a tourist center of Florence it is really quiet at nights. Unbeatable price for such accomodation and great location. Lorenzo at reception desk helped us a lot with kind advices and important information. Definitely recommend to everyone who is looking for budget hotel in Florence.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mariposa,ca
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79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

If you don't mind walking up to the second (in Italy, first floor) to get to the reception, this hotel should prove acceptable I'd you want to be within walking distance of the major sights and attractions of old Florence. It' close to the Accademie and Uffizie Galleries, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, etc. from our fourth floor window we could see the done of the Duomo. Lots of great stores, shops and restaurants near. ALS, a self-serve laundromat in the same block. The rooms are SMALL. Many share a toilet/shower down the hall on each floor. We reserved a room with private bath and shower, but were told that room was only available for one night as they were "booked up"....even though we had reserved five months previously. The rooms were clean, but they only change towels once every other day. Staff was rather cold, and few seemed to speak much English. All in all, the location and price made it worth staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: HOTEL LORENA
Address: Via Faenza 1, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#105 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#119 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — HOTEL LORENA 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Florence (only 4 minutes walking distance from the Cathedral, 6 minutes from the station, 8 minutes from the Congress Palace and 12 minutes from the Pitti exhibitions) the hotel is the right place to visit the historic center. Rooms with private bath, Tv, direct dial telephone, air-conditioning and wireless internet free of charge.Upon request, rooms with mini-fridge.Panoramic rooms with view on the Cathedral and Medici Chapels ( from the 4th floor).Paid garage facilities avaible 50 mt from the hotel.Hotel Lorena is far walking distance from:Medici Chapels: 55 metriDuomo : 200 metriDavid di Michelangelo ( Galleria dell'Accedemia ) : 300 metriPalazzo Vecchio & Uffizi : 500 metriPonte Vecchio : 700 m ... more   less 
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